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determination

Noun

1 the act of determining the properties of something [syn: finding]
2 the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose" [syn: purpose]
3 a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination" [syn: decision, conclusion]
4 the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly" [syn: decision, conclusion]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
  2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
  3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
  4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
  5. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
  6. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
  7. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
  8. The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
  9. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
  10. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
  11. The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.

Translations

act of determining, or the state of being determined
Bringing to an end; termination; limit
Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion
quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness
state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy
That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution
flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part
act, process, or result of any accurate measurement
act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents
addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent
act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species

Extensive Definition

Determination may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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